Safe to disconnect iPhone without ejecting from iTunes

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  1. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    is it safe to unplug my iPhone from my computer if i don't push the little eject button first in iTunes? (not while syncing or anyhting of course)
     
  2. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    No way, it will make the universe implode, don't do it!
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Doesn't it say its safe to disconnect? To be honest, I cannot recall if I ever clicked on the eject icon in itunes. I just unplug
     
  4. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it's safe. It was designed to be easy. I've never even had problems yanking it out during a sync.
     
  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    They made it so you can disconnect it whenever. If you get a phone call while it's syncing with iTunes, you can take it out of the Dock and not worry about screwing something up.

    The iPhone and iPod touch have always been like that. Disconnect whenever you want.
     
  6. curly14 macrumors regular

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    Wow that best piece of advice in this thread way to go man:rolleyes:
     
  7. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    What is that supposed to mean? Apple has documents explaining that you can unplug WHENEVER. It's DESIGNED that way... it's not like an iPod.
     
  8. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, that actually is good advice. Why the sarcasm? Did you hit the wrong emoticon?:rolleyes:
     
  9. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    He's just trying to jump on the "Bash TheSpaz" bandwagon.

    You picked the wrong thread Curly. Kinda reminds me of the Slow Clap Guy in Not Another Teen Movie...
     
  10. curly14 macrumors regular

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    Wow seems like your headphones are to tight...plus am sure spaz is a big boy and can handle himself:D
     
  11. curly14 macrumors regular

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    i guess that was bad luck of the irish
     
  12. bradenwh macrumors 6502

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    The fact that a "Bash TheSpaz" bandwagon even exists goes to show that he has to be doing something to cause people to bash him.
     
  13. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I didn't take offense to it. I was just wondering why you were being sarcastic about it. It's a well known fact that you can unplug the iPhone from iTunes without ejecting it. Did you read the Apple support document I gave you?
     
  14. curly14 macrumors regular

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    bravo bravo
     
  15. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Oh I know he can. It's unbelievable how thick Spaz's skin is.

    It's definitely a tired trend though. He doesn't need to be defended but I don't think anybody should be needlessly ridiculed.
     
  16. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    +1. Yeah, he needs to go to the downgrade to 2.2.1 update or open old dead threads about pixel counts, if he's going to do any bashing. :) Me thinks someone has made themselves look stupid! And oh, where's Moe and Larry? :rolleyes:
     
  17. curly14 macrumors regular

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    beside spaz can't be half bad he is in Redsox Nation country;)
     
  18. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I think people just argue with me mostly because I have some sort of bad name around here. People see a "TheSpaz" thread and immediately click it so they can start bad-mouthing me. It's okay... some people take me seriously.

    I'm not a terrible person you know... I bet if you were to talk to me in person you'd see that I'm not as bad as people make me out to be.

    People like to hide behind their computer screens and think that they can say anything they want because they can pretend to be anonymous.
     
  19. curly14 macrumors regular

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    wow the thread really blew up :eek: so curly out
     
  20. Simgar988 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    its ok spaz, although this is my new account, I've been around here long enough to of read plenty of your threads and posts and I don't have any issues with ya. People are just smart asses and it often backfires on em, like with curly... but just keep layin down the facts.

    its probably because people see your name and assume youre a spaz
     
  21. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Sometimes I even turn my computer off when I have my iPhone pluged in, haven't noticed any problems with it.

    BTW, what the hell is a spaz anyway? English is not my main language so I don't get that.

    I should also say that I appreciate TheSpaz threads and post's the most here, he gives a different view of things and I really dig that!
     
  22. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    lets start a "TheSpaz" Fan Club!!! :p i have to agree with the others here spaz i dont find you irritable at all, more usefull then, some other people i have seen on here by far.
     
  23. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    It has always been safe to do this with every iPod ever released with one exception case. Anytime you had an iPod set up to show up as an external drive as well as an iPod, then it required you eject that drive before removing the iPod.

    The ability to just remove it (while it's not in the middle of a sync, of course) is partly why it has a special driver. That and giving apple more control over what's easily visible to the user of course ;)
     
  24. hoffmant macrumors member

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    That article really doesn't say anything about whether or not you need to "eject" the iPhone before disconnecting it--just that you can disconnect it at any time. In that respect it's not very informative at all.

    Frankly, if you don't need to use the eject button in iTunes before disconnecting the phone, I have to wonder why it's even there...
     

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